Teacher misbehaviour: An analysis of disciplinary orders by the General Teaching Council for England
Page, Damien (2013) Teacher misbehaviour: An analysis of disciplinary orders by the General Teaching Council for England. British Educational Research Journal, 39 (3). pp. 545-564. ISSN 0141-1926 (Print), 1469-3518 (Online) (doi:10.1080/01411926.2012.674103)Full text not available from this repository.
This article presents findings from a documentary analysis of 300 disciplinary orders against teachers from the General Teaching Council (GTC) for England. While the extant literature concerning teacher misbehaviour focuses primarily on pedagogical practice, this article draws on the wider organisational misbehaviour paradigm and views teachers as professional employees rather than just classroom practitioners. As such, teachers are embedded within the complexity of organisational systems, procedures and interrelationships as well as being regulated by professional standards. The analysis found that teachers were disciplined for misbehaviours both internal to the employing school and also activities, primarily criminal, that were external to their employment. The article argues that the professional regulation of teaching, being accountable inside and outside of work and the emotional labour of teaching should define teacher misbehaviour as separate from generic organisational misbehaviour frameworks. Furthermore, it argues that, while the GTC viewed teacher misbehaviour as a product of the individual, organisational contexts are also important antecedents of activities that are considered deviant.
|Additional Information:|| Article first published online: 24 JAN 2013.  Published in print: June 2013.  Published as: British Educational Research Journal, (2013), Vol. 39, (3), pp. 545–564.  Official journal of the British Educational Research Association (BERA).  From 2013 this journal is published by Wiley-Blackwell, replacing Routledge.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||teacher misbehaviour, teacher discipline, organisational misbehaviour, professional misbehaviour|
|Subjects:||L Education > L Education (General)|
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Education|
School of Education > The Centre for Leadership & Enterprise
|Last Modified:||06 Dec 2013 10:10|
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